“Archaic” state law limits award to abused Boy Scout
Lobbyists fighting these bills at the State House said victims would receive money intended for charitable causes. However, these nonprofits pay large sums for insurance, which should in turn pay victims for wrongdoing, said Timothy Lynch, a personal injury attorney.
“We need to make it so these insurance companies aren’t getting a windfall and so charitable assets are protected,” he said. “Victims need to get just compensation.”
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